Category Archives: Reputation

Are You Excitable?

It’s been awhile. Hello again. How’s the family? Yeah, the sun is starting to sneak out here in the northwest too. Yeah, I’ve been listening to a little Def Leopard, too. Ok, enough small talk. Onto the story. Rick and … Continue reading

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Rocket Surgery? Nice Niche

Hey there. Long time, huh? Hope your weekend was a good one. So, Sunday morning, and I’m enjoying the Sunday New York Times in my cloud-shrouded  sun room with a cup of my favorite blend. Of coffee. I love to read … Continue reading

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Performance Reviews for Experts

Do you employ experts? Do you wish you did? What’s the hold up? A review of some past rants on Pride and Workmanship have me wondering, Does the conferring title of “expert” on members of your team result in a … Continue reading

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Valuing Consulting Services versus Contractor Labor

Rick and I were recently having a conversation about the value of a consultant or contractor’s time, and how the concept of consultative value may or may not translate into a meaningful bill rate. Rick observed that too often the … Continue reading

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Evolve Your Brand

Day One at a new company – who will you be here? What will your work say about you? Not that you can’t be the same person you were yesterday – that person got you hired after all. But how will you be … Continue reading

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You're special

You’re special. And I don’t mean that in a touchy feely way. Although if you feel like you need it, go ahead and take it that way. But take it this way, as well: You’re special. You’re not general. You’re … Continue reading

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Top 10 sites your next employer or customer will check

So, prior to our CSS search, the last time I had to do any significant due diligence on a potential co-worker was roughly two years ago. And then, I was hiring for a position on the other side of the … Continue reading

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